In a surprise move, Google has brought its Material Design-based Clock app to the Google Play store for non-stock Android users. The app joins the long list of Google apps that already are available for download from Google Play.
The Google Clock is available on devices running stock Android like Nexus devices. However, those smartphone users who are not satisfied with the clock app given by the manufacturers in their devices, can now download the Clock app. The app like any other similar time-telling app, shows the time based on user’s location and features a world clock where users can add the city of their choices and see the selected region’s time. Functions including timer, alarm and stopwatch are also included.
It is worth noting that usually Google rolls out an update for its Clock app whenever a major Android version is rolled out. However, bringing the app to Google Play would make it easier for the search giant to roll out regular upgrades – of course, it also gives users of smartphones with heavily customised Android and manufacturer-made native apps the option to use the Google Clock instead.
The Google Clock (v4.0.1, the same shipped with the Android M Ddeveloper Preview) weighs 6.6MB, is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and later OS, and is available to download. Some of the other Google apps available are Google Photos, Google Chrome Browser, YouTube, Google Camera, Google Search and other.
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